Spanish retailer Alcampo had the least expensive online prices over the last six months, according to a Spanish consumer interest association.
Spain's Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios (OCU) reviewed the basket price of the country’s largest online supermarkets, and found that an Alcampo basket was 15% cheaper than those of Caprabo.com or El Corte Inglés.
Prices for the selected objects, including fresh produce, packaged goods, and pharmacy, stayed stable, with a variation of 0.1%.
Lentils shot up 34% in price, and the price of lettuce increased by 7%. But citrus fruits, like limes and oranges, fell by 32% and 23%, respectively, evening out any price irregularities.
Alcampo and Eroski were the two retailers who cut their costs most online in recent months, (-6% and -7%) while Mercadona (+4%) and Caprabo (+5%) raised their prices by the largest margin.
Owned by France's Groupe Auchan, Alcampo is Spain's second largest supermarket chain.
The OCU also named the chain as Spain’s least expensive brick-and-mortar food retailer for the eighth consecutive year, in November of last year.
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